How to Chart the Green when Putting
The best players in the world use yardage books and greens charts to help them prepare for battle each and every round.
The yardage books give them precise distances from their ball to virtually any location on the hole. The carry to the front and back edge of fairway bunkers, the front, back, and sides of the greens, landing areas in the fariway and a whole lot more.
The green charts tell them the break and the degrees of break of every single putt!
How may strokes could you improve if you had this information!
Well here is an example of how to make a green chart.
First, draw an outline of the green like this picture.
Then roll some golf balls and make notes of how much and where the break starts and ends.
Or you could do what a large number of PGA Tour players and caddies do.
Use the Breakmaster to measure precisely how much and where the breaks are from any given angle.
Gathering this information can be time consuming but USING this information can be priceless!
The majority of the Tour Caddies use a device called the Breakmaster. This device accurately measures and tells the player the degree(s) of break on any given putt. If you’ve ever seen those blue lines on TV at the Tour events that show the line and break of the putt, this device is one of the tools used to measure that.